Chapters: Djembe, Ngoma Drums, Talking Drum, Gbedu, Sakara Drum, Dunun, Karyenda, Bendir, African Drumming, Sekere, Bara, Kpanlogo, Carimbo, Ikoro, Ashiko, Tar, Igba, Sabar, Kebero, Gudugudu, Sikulu, Kiringi, Aburukuwa, Omele, Bougarabou, Revanne, Ilimba Drum, Ravanne. Excerpt: Aburukuwa is an open drum of the Akan people of Ghana . It is bottle shaped and its skin is held on by pegs. It is usually played with curved sticks. Its sound resembles the birdsong of a bird of the same name. Websites (URLs online) A hyperlinked version of this chapter is at The majority of African music relies heavily on the playing of drums. It is also characterized by an intense rhythmic playing style. This style of fast-paced, upbeat rhythmic drum playing can be found in many of the drum playing of tribes all over the continent of Africa . It is especially true of the people and tribes of Western Africa. However, there are music styles that do not rely so heavily of on the use of the drum, such as Township music , which is prevalent in South Africa. The uses of the drum music are not limited to entertainment and dance, however. In many tribes, they serve a purpose to the local community and help in the conduct of daily routines. The beats and sounds of the drum are used in communication, as well as cultural expression . Map of African Ethnic Groups Many aspects of African drumming, most notably time-keeping, stem from instruments not categorized as membranophones . Items such as shakers made of woven baskets, shakers made of gourds, and rattles along with the standard African double-bell were used to organize a musical event. Each region of Africa developed a different style of double-bell. Made of iron and creating two different tones, double-bells are the time keepers of African drumming. Cameroon style Af...
|Book:||African Drums: Djembe, Ngoma Drums, Talking Drum, Gbedu, Sakara Drum, Dunun, Karyenda, Bendir, African Drumming, Sekere, Bara, Kpanlo|
|Number of Pages:||80|
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